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Anti-social behaviour in Breckland down by 10pc, councillors hear

Anti-social behaviour in Breckland down by 10pc, councillors hear

0 on November 22, 2014, 8:30 am

Breckland councillors have heard that reports of anti-social behaviour across the district are down by just over 10%, compared to the previous year. At their meeting on November 20, the council’s Overview and Scrutiny Commission members heard from council officers, Norfolk Police, and Norfolk’s Independent Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Bett, about how joint working between agencies was helping to […]

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Tree planting in memory of inspirational fundraiser

Tree planting in memory of inspirational fundraiser

0 on November 22, 2014, 8:18 am

A tree has been planted at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) in memory of William Bradley who fundraised more than £152,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and local patients. William collected donations at various supermarkets and garden centres around Norwich for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which also benefited local patients treated at NNUH. NNUH used the funding to […]

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‘Giving Tree’ to spread festive joy to children in care

‘Giving Tree’ to spread festive joy to children in care

0 on November 21, 2014, 1:34 pm

Visitors to a Norwich bookstore are being invited to get in the festive spirit by giving the gift of a book to a child in care. Norfolk County Council and Waterstones have teamed up for the ninth successive year to launch the Giving Tree appeal, a Christmas project aimed at bringing joy to the county’s looked after children. The tree, […]

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The Lifestyle Marquee

Would you like to run your own Lifestyle Marquee?

0 on November 21, 2014, 1:19 pm

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone who is interested in lifestyle trends to organise the Lifestyle Marquee at the 2015 Wayland Show. This popular marquee has featured cookery demonstrations by some of Norfolk’s leading chefs, fashion shows, bands, dance and stage schools, and stands providing everything from handbags and jewellery to health checks and shabby-chic items. The Lifestyle Marquee […]

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Knit for The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Knit for The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

0 on November 21, 2014, 7:38 am

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is asking local people to take up their knitting needles and crochet hooks once again to help knit soft toys for NICU’s charitable fund. The neonatal intensive care unit for premature and sick babies is one of two centers providing specialist level three neonatal, medical and surgical intensive […]

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Breckland weekly crime summary for 13th to 19th November

Breckland weekly crime summary for 13th to 19th November

0 on November 21, 2014, 7:29 am

Overview from Breckland Policing Commander Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley Dereham, Attleborough, and Watton areas have suffered some dwelling burglaries over the weekend. Entry has largely been gained via insecure windows and doors or tampering with locks. Residents are encouraged not to leave doors and windows insecure. The rear of properties is often a favourite entry point as the offender is […]

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Surface water flooding – community information events in Broadland and Norwich

Surface water flooding – community information events in Broadland and Norwich

0 on November 21, 2014, 7:22 am

Community information events are being held in Broadland and Norwich next week to help local residents understand the risks of flooding after heavy rain, and to provide advice on measures to protect their homes. The drop-in sessions, arranged by Norfolk County Council Flood & Water Management Team, will give residents the chance to talks to representatives of Norfolk County Council, […]

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Breckland

Residents invited to help shape future of Kenninghall

0 on November 20, 2014, 10:38 am

People living in and around a parish in Breckland are being encouraged to share their views after a local council announced its intention to create a development plan for the area. Kenninghall Parish Council has applied to Breckland Council to create a Neighbourhood Development Plan which could give local people more say over how the parish is developed in the […]

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Open letter to George Freeman MP from Harry Clarke Mid-Norfolk Labour PPC

Open letter to George Freeman MP from Harry Clarke Mid-Norfolk Labour PPC

0 on November 20, 2014, 10:33 am

Dear George, I published an open letter to you as the current MP on 14th September asking how you would vote on November 21st on the Private Members Bill in Parliament, on the NHS ( by Clive Efford MP) I did request that you let us know how you would vote on this Bill, with a simple Yes or No. […]

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Breckland Planning Application List Weekending 18th November 2014

Breckland Planning Application List Weekending 18th November 2014

0 on November 20, 2014, 6:40 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 18th November 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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What will the winter hold for birds?

What will the winter hold for birds?

0 on November 19, 2014, 8:38 am

So far the unusual weather of 2014 has clearly driven unexpected highs and lows in garden bird numbers. With another bumper crop of food in the wider countryside, British Trust for Ornithology Garden BirdWatch (GBW) results show that some species have abandoned gardens for the second autumn in a row. However, others are being seen in unprecedented numbers prompting the […]

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Royal Marine Veteran’s life-changing story is one of the highlights of World Horse Welfare’s conference

Royal Marine Veteran’s life-changing story is one of the highlights of World Horse Welfare’s conference

0 on November 19, 2014, 8:30 am

Opened by HRH The Princess Royal who underlined the many different ways in which horses are valued in today’s society – as sport competitors, as working horses which whole families rely on in impoverished communities overseas, as a much-loved family pet and even valued in the slaughter trade for whatever price they are worth [as reported in the Mail on […]

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Children and young people in charge for third annual Takeover Day

Children and young people in charge for third annual Takeover Day

0 on November 19, 2014, 8:14 am

Children and young people will take charge during Norfolk County Council’s third Takeover Day on Friday 21 November. More than 100 young people, aged between 12 and 19, from across the county have signed up for the opportunity to work with adults for the day and be involved in decision-making. Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day is an annual event which, in […]

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Online auction in aid of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals charity appeal includes car!

Online auction in aid of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals charity appeal includes car!

0 on November 18, 2014, 7:06 am

Just in time for Christmas, local auction house Durrants will be launching an online sale in aid of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support. The auction is open from now until 26th November includes the star prize of a brand new Alfa Romeo Mito worth approximately £18,000, donated by a generous patient and his […]

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Army Cadets visit the masters of pageantry

Army Cadets visit the masters of pageantry

1 on November 17, 2014, 7:18 am

Christmas has come early for the cadets of Watton Troop, Norfolk ACF with a visit to their parent regiment, the Blues and Royals. Even with their hectic diary of royal parades and daily ceremonies, The Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons still found time to invite and entertain the Watton cadets at Hyde Park barracks, the home of the ceremonial […]

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